AFP Americas News Agenda for December 3

Duty Editor: Jim Mannion

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What's happening in the Americas on Tuesday:

+ Investigators probe deadly New York train derailment

+ Obama meets Colombia's Santos at White House

NEW YORK: Monitoring developments following a deadly commuter train derailment in New York that claimed at least four lives. Picture. Video (US-ACCIDENT-RAIL)

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama meets his Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos, at the White House. Santos is also to visit the Organization of American States and give a speech at the National Press Club. Picture. Video. (US-Colombia-diplomacy)


CHICAGO: The city of Detroit is hoping to gain authorization to proceed with its bankruptcy filing when a federal judge issues an important ruling. (US-POLITICS-BANKRUPTCY-DETROIT)

LIMA: Monitoring the United Nations Industrial Development Organization's 15th General Conference, which runs until Friday to discuss sustainable development goals, with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon set to participate. UN-DEVELOPMENT-INDUSTRY)

SAO PAULO: Brazil announces official GDP figures for third quarter. 1100 GMT. (Brazil-economy-GDP)

UNITED NATIONS: UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos to brief UN Security Council about the mounting refugee and humanitarian relief crisis in Syria. Meeting starts about 1500 GMT. (SYRIA-CONFLICT-UN)